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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646803/effects-of-balneotherapy-on-serum-levels-of-shingosine-1-phosphate-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#1
Esra Aycan Ustyol, Fatih Karaarslan, Seldag Bekpinar, Kagan Ozkuk, Nergis Erdogan
Context • Balneotherapy is one of the most commonly used nonpharmacological interventions for osteoarthritis (OA), but its mechanism of action in relieving pain and stiffness and in improving physical function is not well understood. Studies have found that therapy provokes a series of neuroendocrinal reactions with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid, has been implicated as an important mediator in the maintenance of physiological processes (eg, vascular barrier integrity) and in pathophysiologic processes such as inflammatory conditions...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641671/occurrence-of-aerobic-and-anaerobic-bacteria-in-the-consumer-end-of-a-water-distribution-system
#2
Süleyman Hoca, Miray Üstüntürk-Onan, Esra Ilhan-Sungur
  In this study, mixed species biofilm formation including sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) on polypropylene surface and bacteriology of network water were investigated in a model water distribution system during a nine-month period. Water and biofilm samples were analyzed for the enumeration of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria (AHB), anaerobic heterotrophic bacteria (ANHB) and SRB. The number of live/dead bacteria was also analyzed by epifluorescence microscopy. In addition, extracellular polysaccharide substances (EPS) extraction, carbohydrate analysis and scanning electron microscope observation were performed...
July 1, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638259/global-alert-zika-virus-an-emerging-arbovirus
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REVIEW
Zulal Ozkurt, Esra Cinar Tanriverdi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus of the Flavivirus genus, and it has an envelope and a single RNA molecule. In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared ZIKV infection to be an emerging global health threat. The major transmission route of the virus to humans is Aedes mosquitoes. ZIKV can be transmitted between humans by transplacental, perinatal, and sexual routes and via blood and body fluids. ZIKV infection usually results in a mild and self-limiting disease with low-grade fever, conjunctivitis, and periorbital edema...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636205/progressive-scar14-with-unclear-speech-developmental-delay-tremor-and-behavioral-problems-caused-by-a-homozygous-deletion-of-the-sptbn2-pleckstrin-homology-domain
#4
Esra Yıldız Bölükbaşı, Muhammad Afzal, Sara Mumtaz, Nafees Ahmad, Sajid Malik, Aslıhan Tolun
We report on nine members of a consanguineous Pakistani family with primary presentation of intellectual disability, developmental delay, limb and gait ataxia, behavioral and speech problems, and tremor. By linkage mapping and exome sequencing we identified novel homozygous splicing variant c.6375-1G>C in SPTBN2. To date, only two other SPTBN2 mutations with recessive pattern of inheritance causing SCAR14 (spinocerebellar ataxia, autosomal recessive 14) that manifest with developmental ataxia and cognitive impairment, or cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation, and pyramidal signs have been reported...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633435/mcm3ap-in-recessive-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy-and-mild-intellectual-disability
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Emil Ylikallio, Rosa Woldegebriel, Manuela Tumiati, Pirjo Isohanni, Monique M Ryan, Zornitza Stark, Maie Walsh, Sarah L Sawyer, Katrina M Bell, Alicia Oshlack, Paul J Lockhart, Mariia Shcherbii, Alejandro Estrada-Cuzcano, Derek Atkinson, Taila Hartley, Martine Tetreault, Inge Cuppen, W Ludo van der Pol, Ayse Candayan, Esra Battaloglu, Yesim Parman, Koen L I van Gassen, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Kym M Boycott, Liisa Kauppi, Albena Jordanova, Tuula Lönnqvist, Henna Tyynismaa
Defects in mRNA export from the nucleus have been linked to various neurodegenerative disorders. We report mutations in the gene MCM3AP, encoding the germinal center associated nuclear protein (GANP), in nine affected individuals from five unrelated families. The variants were associated with severe childhood onset primarily axonal (four families) or demyelinating (one family) Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. Mild to moderate intellectual disability was present in seven of nine affected individuals. The affected individuals were either compound heterozygous or homozygous for different MCM3AP variants, which were predicted to cause depletion of GANP or affect conserved amino acids with likely importance for its function...
June 19, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632888/excellent-response-to-tofacitinib-in-a-patient-with-alopecia-universalis
#6
Funda Erduran, Esra Adışen, Ahmet Burhan Aksakal
EAlopecia universalis (AU) is generally considered a variant of alopecia areata (AA), in which the treatment options seldom provide satisfactory results. However, successful treatment of several cases of AA and its variants with oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have been reported recently. Here we report a 23-year-old female patient with AU successfully treated with tofacitinib, a selective JAK-3 inhibitor. The initial tofacitinib dose was 5 mg twice daily. After 2 months of treatment, partial hair regrowth was seen on the scalp and eyebrows...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623277/in-vivo-quantification-of-placental-insufficiency-by-bold-mri-a-human-study
#7
Jie Luo, Esra Abaci Turk, Carolina Bibbo, Borjan Gagoski, Drucilla J Roberts, Mark Vangel, Clare M Tempany-Afdhal, Carol Barnewolt, Judy Estroff, Arvind Palanisamy, William H Barth, Chloe Zera, Norberto Malpica, Polina Golland, Elfar Adalsteinsson, Julian N Robinson, Patricia Ellen Grant
Fetal health is critically dependent on placental function, especially placental transport of oxygen from mother to fetus. When fetal growth is compromised, placental insufficiency must be distinguished from modest genetic growth potential. If placental insufficiency is present, the physician must trade off the risk of prolonged fetal exposure to placental insufficiency against the risks of preterm delivery. Current ultrasound methods to evaluate the placenta are indirect and insensitive. We propose to use Blood-Oxygenation-Level-Dependent (BOLD) MRI with maternal hyperoxia to quantitatively assess mismatch in placental function in seven monozygotic twin pairs naturally matched for genetic growth potential...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623084/pathogenesis-of-human-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cellular-perspective
#8
REVIEW
Vaishali R Moulton, Abel Suarez-Fueyo, Esra Meidan, Hao Li, Masayuki Mizui, George C Tsokos
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting multiple organs. A complex interaction of genetics, environment, and hormones leads to immune dysregulation and breakdown of tolerance to self-antigens, resulting in autoantibody production, inflammation, and destruction of end-organs. Emerging evidence on the role of these factors has increased our knowledge of this complex disease, guiding therapeutic strategies and identifying putative biomarkers. Recent findings include the characterization of genetic/epigenetic factors linked to SLE, as well as cellular effectors...
June 13, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621150/caregiving-burden-and-life-satisfaction-among-caregivers-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department
#9
Esra Danacı, Zeliha Koç
This descriptive and cross-sectional study aimed to determine caregiving burden and life satisfaction among caregivers of cancer patients admitted to the emergency department. The study included 272 caregivers. Data were collected using an information form, the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI), and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). Among the patients, 19.1% were diagnosed with lung cancer; 44.1% were in the fourth stage of their disease; and 52% had metastasis. The mean ZBI total score was 41.2 ± 9.7, while the mean SWLS total score of caregivers was 17...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618740/screening-of-immunocompromised-patients-at-risk-of-strongyloidiasis-in-western-turkey-using-elisa-and-real-time-pcr
#10
Esra Erdem Kivrak, Esra Atalay Şahar, Hüseyin Can, Mert Döşkaya, Mümtaz Yilmaz, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Ayşe Caner, Hüseyin Töz, Adnan Yüksel Gürüz, Meltem Işikgöz Taşbakan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Strongyloides stercoralis causes life-threatening hyperinfection or disseminated strongyloidiasis in immunocompromised patients such as HIV-positive, organ transplantation, and cancer patients. This study investigated the presence of strongyloidiasis in immunocompromised patients for the first time in Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum and stool samples were collected from 108 patients (25.9% of them were chronic renal failure and 74.1% were renal transplantation patients) who were admitted to Ege University Medical School in İzmir, located in western Turkey...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618728/epidemiology-of-under-five-mortality-in-%C3%A4-stanbul-changes-from-1988-to-2011
#11
Aysun Fahriye Buzcu, Aylin Yetim Şahin, Esra Karapinar, Özge Erol, Emine Gülbin Gökçay
BACKGROUND/AIM: Understanding the causes of under-five deaths is key to realizing sustainable developmental goals. The aim of this descriptive study was to investigate the causes of under-five mortality in İstanbul during 2011 and compare the findings to those of 1988 and 2000. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All burial records of İstanbul were evaluated, and cemetery records of 1494 children, who died at under five years of age and were buried in İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cemeteries between 1 January and 31 December 2011, were analyzed...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617723/effect-of-uterine-fundal-pressure-on-maternal-intraocular-pressure-in-cesarean-delivery-comparison-of-regional-and-general-anesthesia
#12
Aysun Kurtay, Esra Ozayar, Handan Gulec, Gokhan Yildiz, Esra Turkyilmaz, Zennure Yildiz, Eyup Horasanli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the intraocular pressure (IOP) changes accompanying fundal pressure during a cesarean-section procedure under both regional and general anesthesia. METHODS: In total, 60 women scheduled for elective cesarean section, none of them diagnosed with ocular problems, were enrolled in the study. Patients underwent cesarean section under either general (group G, n=30) or regional anesthesia (group S, n=30) according to their choice. IOP was measured with a Tono-Pen before (T1) and after (T2) application of anesthesia, during fundal pressure (T3), and after the birth of the baby (T4)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612492/encephalocraniocutaneous-lipomatosis-with-wilms-tumor
#13
Çağrı Damar, Ayhan Yaman, Mehmet Ali İkidağ, Esra Pekpak, Asburçe Olgaç
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610166/three-new-species-of-i-alburnoides-i-from-the-southern-black-sea-basin-teleostei-cyprinidae
#14
Davut Turan, Cüneyt Kaya, Esra Bayçelebi, Yusuf Bektaş, F Güler Ekmekçi
Three new Alburnoides species are described from the southern Black Sea basin. Alburnoides kurui, new species, from the Yeşilırmak drainage, is distinguished from other species of Alburnoides in the southern Black Sea basin, the Marmara basin and the Anatolian Aegean basin by having a scaleless keel between the posterior pelvic fin base and the anus or with rarely 1 scale covering the anterior part of the keel; 50-59 total lateral-line scales; 13½-15½ branched anal-fin rays and 7-9 gill rakers. Alburnoides freyhofi, new species, from the Kızılırmak drainage, is distinguished by having a scaleless keel between the posterior pelvic fin base and the anus, 44-53 total lateral-line scales; 14½-16½ branched anal-fin rays and 5-7 gill rakers...
March 13, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608483/brugada-syndrome-brugada-phenocopy-or-none
#15
Umut Kocabas, Can Hasdemir, Esra Kaya, Cuneyt Turkoglu, Adrian Baranchuk
Brugada syndrome is a form of inherited arrhythmia syndrome characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads. Brugada phenocopies are clinical entities that present with an electrocardiographic pattern identical to Brugada syndrome and may obey to various clinical conditions. We present a case of a suicidal attempt using a high dose of propafenone causing a Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern. Is this a Brugada syndrome case, a Brugada phenocopy or something else?
June 13, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608257/mutagenic-and-genotoxic-effects-of-anilofos-with-micronucleus-chromosome-aberrations-sister-chromatid-exchanges-and-ames-test
#16
Dilek Akyil, Muhsin Konuk, Yasin Eren, Recep Liman, Esra Sağlam
We aimed to evaluate the mutagenic effect of Anilofos, organophosphate pesticide, by using Ames/Salmonella/microsome test. Its cytotoxic and genotoxic effects were also determined by chromosome aberration (CA), sister chromatid exchange (SCE) and micronucleus (MN) test in human peripheral blood lymphocytes. In the Ames test, five different concentrations of Anilofos were examined on TA97, TA98, TA100 and TA102 strains in the absence and presence of S9 fraction. According to the results all concentrations of this pesticide have not shown any mutagenic activity on TA97, TA100 and TA102 strains in the absence and presence of S9 fraction...
June 12, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606840/open-reduction-in-pilon-variant-posterior-malleolar-fractures-radiological-and-clinical-evaluation
#17
Erhan Sukur, Yunus Emre Akman, Huseyin Bahadır Gokcen, Esra Circi Ozyurek, Ahmet Senel, Yusuf Ozturkmen
BACKGROUND: Pilon variant posterior malleolar (PVPM) fractures significantly disrupt joint congruency and cause tibiotalar instability. They are often underestimated and inadequately treated. PURPOSE: This study assessed the outcomes of surgical treatment of this subtype of malleolar fracture, and examined the importance of computed tomography (CT) in diagnosis and surgical treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CT images and radiographs of 67 patients with trimalleolar ankle fractures were retrospectively analyzed...
June 9, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605329/immunohistochemical-profile-of-tumor-pathways-and-prognostic-significance-in-colon-adenocarcinomas
#18
Serkan Senol, Ayse Bahar Ceyran, Duygu Kösemetin, Bengü Gobanoglu, Dincer Aydin, Esra Akdeniz Duran, Metin Leblebici
The current study examined the immunohistochemical expression levels of molecules on carcinogenesis pathway and evaluated their clinicopathologic significance in colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRA). A total of 189 CRA and 20 colonic mucosal tissue samples were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining using 38 antibodies targeting the known molecules that play roles in developmental pathways of various tumors. The immunoexpression data of the patients were compared to clinicopathologic parameters. Expression loss of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, PTEN, Smad4 and E-cadherin, and overexpression of ALDH1, CD44, CAIX, P504S (AMACR), TGFΒ, and ZEB1 were statistically significant in CRA compared to normal colon mucosa...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601320/protective-role-of-erdosteine-pretreatment-on-oleic-acid-induced-acute-lung-injury
#19
Ayşen Erdem, Esra Gedikli, Nilgün Yersal, Serkan Karaismailoglu, Sevda Muftuoglu, Ersin Fadillioglu, Meltem Tuncer
BACKGROUND: Erdosteine is a mucolytic agent with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. We evaluated the protective effect of erdosteine pretreatment on oleic acid (OA)-induced acute lung injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar Albino rats were assigned to four treatments: control (oral saline + 50 μL intravenous [i.v.] saline), OA (oral saline + 50 μL i.v. OA), erdosteine (150 mg/kg oral erdosteine + 50 μL i.v. saline), and OA + erdosteine (150 mg/kg oral erdosteine + 50 μL i...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598439/erratum-lkb1-inactivation-drives-lung-cancer-lineage-switching-governed-by-polycomb-repressive-complex-2
#20
Haikuo Zhang, Christine Fillmore Brainson, Shohei Koyama, Amanda J Redig, Ting Chen, Shuai Li, Manav Gupta, Carolina Garcia-de-Alba, Margherita Paschini, Grit S Herter-Sprie, Gang Lu, Xin Zhang, Bryan P Marsh, Stephanie J Tuminello, Chunxiao Xu, Zhao Chen, Xiaoen Wang, Esra A Akbay, Mei Zheng, Sangeetha Palakurthi, Lynette M Sholl, Anil K Rustgi, David J Kwiatkowski, J Alan Diehl, Adam J Bass, Norman E Sharpless, Glenn Dranoff, Peter S Hammerman, Hongbin Ji, Nabeel Bardeesy, Dieter Saur, Hideo Watanabe, Carla F Kim, Kwok-Kin Wong
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14922.
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
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